God’s Test

I have a son and a daughter. I love them both very much. I cannot imagine killing either one of them. But in our Bible verses today, God told Abraham to kill his son, Isaac, and burn his body as a sacrifice to God! HOW AWFUL!
Abraham’s faith in God was so strong that Abraham decided to obey God. He would kill his son! Can you believe it? Remember, Isaac was the son that God promised to Abraham and Sarah. God had promised that all nations would be blessed through Isaac. How could God keep His promise if Abraham killed Isaac? Abraham must have decided that God can keep His promises, no matter what happens.
Abraham obeyed God. He built an altar, tied up Isaac and then raised his knife to kill Isaac. “But the angel of the Lord stopped him” (verse 11a).
Abraham passed God’s test of faith. How strong is your faith in God?